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Start children off on the way they should go,
  and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

Proverbs 22:6

WElcome to Waypoint Kids!

We meet Sundays, during worship.

 

We're so happy and honored to have your kids worship with us!

We have something for infants through 5th graders. With each class we build upon the things learned in previous classes to engage our kids with Jesus through song, God’s word, and community with others.

 

Starting in preschool, we use the Gospel Story Curriculum to teach how the Bible is one big story that points to Jesus.

 

All of our classroom volunteers are members of Waypoint who are background checked and receive ongoing training.

Click on a class name below to find out more about what’s happening in each classroom.

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SNUGGLERS

Who are they?

  • Infants through pre-walkers.

 

What are they learning?

  • Church is a safe place to be.

  • They are loved by Jesus and their church family.

  • Their needs are met (e.g., diaper changes, held & soothed when upset).

 

When are they ready to move to the next classroom?

  • Must be able to stand up and walk independently and steadily!

 

CRUISERS

Who are they?

  • Steady walkers and young 2s.

 

What are they learning?

  • Church is a fun, safe place be.

  • How to love and respect other kids in our church family.

  • They can worship God in singing during classroom jam time.

  • Basic biblical truths using Interactive Bible Stories.

 

When are they ready to move to the next classroom?

  • When they turn two years old by August 31st.

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LOWEr

PRESCHOOL

Who are they?

  • 2s, 3s, and young 4s.

 

What are they learning?

  • How to love and respect other kids in our church family.

  • They can worship God in singing during classroom jam time.

  • Bible stories taught from Genesis through Revelation (stories, coloring, & other fun activities!) through the Gospel Story Curriculum.

  • The Gospel: God rules, I’m a sinner, Jesus died in my place, I’m right with God, I’m loved by God, I belong to God.

 

When are they ready to move to the next classroom?

  • When they turn four years old by August 31st.

UPPEr

PRESCHOOL

Who are they?

  • 4s and 5s

 

What are they learning?

  • How to love and respect other kids in our church family.

  • They can worship God in singing and prayer during large group worship.

  • Bible stories taught from Genesis through Revelation (stories, coloring, & other fun activities!) through the Gospel Story Curriculum.

  • The Gospel: God rules, I’m a sinner, Jesus died in my place, I’m right with God, I’m loved by God, I belong to God.

 

When am I ready to move to the next classroom?

  • When they go to kindergarten.

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LOWER

ELEMENTARY

Who are they?

  • Kindergarteners through second-graders.

 

What are they learning?

  • How to love and respect other kids in our church family.

  • They can worship God in singing and prayer during large group worship.

  • Bible stories taught from Genesis through Revelation (stories, coloring, & other fun activities!) through the Gospel Story Curriculum.

  • The Gospel: God rules, I’m a sinner, Jesus died in my place, I’m right with God, I’m loved by God, I belong to God.

 

When are they ready to move to the next classroom?

  • When they go to third grade.

 

Who are they?

  • Third-graders through fifth-graders.

 

What am I learning?

  • Bible stories from Genesis through Revelation using the Gospel Story Curriculum and Discovery Bible Study to facilitate discussion.

  • How to navigate the Bible with confidence and accuracy.

  • Ways to pray for unreached people groups around the world.

  • How to pray to God personally and in a group.

  • Ways to share their story and tell others about Jesus.

 

When are they ready to graduate from Children’s Ministry?

  • When they become a sixth-grader, they officially graduate into the Waypoint Youth Group!

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What to Expect

Once you enter through the back doors of the church, you’ll quickly find the Waypoint Kids wing right inside the doors to the right.

 

Our greeting team will direct you, and either the Director of Children’s Ministry or the Waypoint Kids Coach for the week will guide you through the registration process.

You’ll enter your information into our KidCheck system, which will take a few minutes.

 

You can save yourself some time by creating a KidCheck account at

kidcheck.com/signup before you come.

Once you complete check-in, you’ll receive name tags and guardian receipts, and we’ll walk you to the classroom where you can meet the Classroom Leaders for the week and ask any questions.

You’ll notice at the end of service, some kids join for corporate worship.

 

Our Bridge 35 class (3rd-5th grades) will be brought in to worship by their Classroom Leaders. For 2nd grade and younger, many families pick up their children early from the classroom to join worship.

 

You are welcome to do this, or to pick them up from their classroom once the service ends.

 

Questions?

Please feel free to reach out to our Director of Children’s Ministry, Megan, at waypointkids@waypointrdu.com

 
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VOlunteers

If you are interested in serving in Waypoint Kids, you’ll need to be a member, complete a background check, and receive training.

 

You can contact Megan at waypointkids@waypointrdu.com

to begin this process.

If you served in a paid position with the children's ministry (such as childcare for small groups),

please be sure to submit a timesheet.  

Just click on the button below and fill out the necessary information...

 

 

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